About Us

Founded in 1997, San Francisco Book Company is an English language bookshop located in the heart of the Left Bank of Paris.

We offer a wide range of books including pocketbook fiction, mysteries, science fiction, academic, esoteric and collectible titles on a wide variety of subjects: history, art, science, philosophy, religion, humanities, theater, music, film, food, children's etc.

Our inventory is primarily used but we also stock a limited number of new books of popular titles that are always in demand.

We do special orders of single titles both new and used and offer our services to schools and other institutions who require multiple copies of the same title or large collections on specific subjects.

Our website can be browsed by subject, author, title or keyword. We post books worldwide and accept credit cards, Paypal, bankwire, and checks drawn on a French bank.

If you can't find what you're looking for or are not exactly sure what you're looking for just ask. More often than not we can find it and get it.

We also buy books of all kinds and in all quantities. There is normally a buyer on duty at all times in the shop but it's good to call before you come in. We do make house calls but it depends on the quantity and quality of what is offered. We pay cash and also offer credit at a higher rate to be applied to our inventory.

We are open seven days a week the year round. Feel free to call us or email us if you have any questions.


The Staff at the San Francisco Books Co.

As We Ease Into Summer
We remind you of our new hours and a few other changes….

12 to 18h Seven days a week
we’ll stay open later if it’s busy

Masks are strongly encouraged

Respect social distancing

We are still taking books in trade from clients that have an account with us. We
are not at the moment buying books but you can contact us by email or phone if
you have any questions.